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CodeGenX

Code generator highly flexible and extensible based on Torque XML and XSL transformations

Introducing to CodeGenX

CodeGenX is a Code generator highly flexible and extensible based on Torque XML and XSL transformations. You virtually can generate code targeted to any programming language just using your own XSL template.

Some CodeGenX features

  • Generate a single file from each table in Torque XML
  • Custom code added by user are not replaced when the CodeGenX generate the file again
  • Custom parameters for each table
  • Save a project for you codegen
  • Very fast!
  • Lightweight
  • Run in Windows (.NET) or Linux (Mono)

Generate code with CodeGenX

The first step is create a Torque XML. You can create your own XML file or you can use a tool to do this for you. We recommend Druid. Druid from Sourceforge is a database modeling tool and it have some specific features like generate a documentation from your database and export to Torque XML file. But if you know any other tool, let me know. The Torque XML will be like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<database name="mydatabase">
  <table name="mytable">
		<column name="id" primaryKey="true" required="true" type="int"/>
		<column name="title" required="true" type="varchar" size="30"/>
	</table>
</database>

After that, you have to create a XSL file. We know XSL is not a user friendly language, but it is powerful to transform a XML in any other thing you want. To make the things easier we recommend you create a XSL using the model below:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<!DOCTYPE xsl:stylesheet [
	<!ENTITY lower "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz">
	<!ENTITY upper "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ">
]>

<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
    xmlns:msxsl="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:xslt" exclude-result-prefixes="msxsl">

	<xsl:param name="tablename"></xsl:param>
	<xsl:param name="package"></xsl:param>

	<xsl:output method="text"/>

	<xsl:template match="database">

		<xsl:for-each select="table[@name=$tablename]">

		<!-- START: PUT YOUR CODE HERE -->

		<!-- END: PUT YOUR CODE HERE -->

		</xsl:for-each>

	</xsl:template>

	<!-- PUT YOUR XSL FUNCTION HERE! -->

</xsl:stylesheet>

This is a suggestion. You can use any XSL you want.

Here you can see how you can handle the Torque XML file:

class <xsl:value-of select="$tablename">
{
	<xsl:for-each select="column">
	protected $_<xsl:value-of select="@name">;

	public get<xsl:value-of select="@name">()
	{
		return $this->_<xsl:value-of select="@name">;
	}
	public set<xsl:value-of select="@name">($value)
	{
		$this->_<xsl:value-of select="@name"> = $value;
	}
	</xsl:for-each>
}

and the result code will be:

class mytable
{
	protected $_id;

	public getid()
	{
		return $this->_id;
	}
	public setid($value)
	{
		$this->_id = $value;
	}
	
	protected $_title;

	public gettitle()
	{
		return $this->_title;
	}
	public settitle($value)
	{
		$this->_title = $value;
	}
	
}